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In case you missed it! How to Photograph Your Art Using Your Smartphone

At our member meeting last Wednesday, Jill Rumley (Board Member & our newsletter & website & social media editor) demonstrated how to photograph your artwork using your smartphone!  She demonstrated the use of a tripod, smartphone adaptor (to connect to the tripod) lighting and editing techniques using a free app called SnapSeed.

Here is the before and after photos showing how she set the artwork on a chair, and then the finished photograph edited right on her phone! (Thanks to Catharina Van Haaren for the use of her beautiful painting!)

Click here to download some tips on how to do this in your own home!

If you’d like to contact Jill, please visit her website: www.ImagineDigitalArtSolutions.com

BEFORE:

Photo by Jill Rumley

AFTER:

Photo by Jill Rumley

In case you missed it! Kumihimo Japanese Braiding

Our January 10th meeting was so much fun! Rhonda Crosman, one of our board members, presented a talk and demonstration of Kumihimo Japanese braiding. She provided discs and yarn  for all attendees to make their own friendship bracelets to take home.  If you missed the meeting, you can click here to download the instructions for the braiding.

Please check out Rhonda’s website for more on her work and teaching.  http://rhonda.crosman.org/

And congratulations to John Baker-Batsel for being our mini-art show winner for his wonderful photograph!

Annual Member’s Art Show at the Great Frame Up

Calling all LAG members!  We have opened up registration for our annual art show and sale at the Great Frame Up located at 430 Main St. in downtown Longmont.

Event Dates: March 9, 2018 through April 7, 2018
Artist Reception & Awards (voting!): Friday March 9th from 5 to 8pm
Deadline for Entry: February 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $35 for up to 3 pieces. Must be a current LAG member (click here to join)
Art Pick Up: Saturday April 7th or Monday April 9th from 10am to 5pm. No exceptions.

Categories: 2D, 3D and Photography.  Size is limited to space available. All artwork must be properly wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers or exposed glass edges. Gallery wrapped artwork is acceptable with proper wiring.

Please click here to download the application.

 

Boulder Artisan Shop, 1123 Pearl Street, looking for Artists

Boulder Artisan Shop is a Pop Up Shop for the Holidays. Great location on Pearl Street Mall. Open for business already…..

Join the 16 Artists and help complete the store.

Booth rentals affordable, commission is a low 30%.

Arts needed: Ceramics, Baby cloths, Silk screening, etc.

Stop by 1123 Pearl Street (The Old Vintage Clothing Store) and reserve your space today.

Details
What Art Opportunities, Visual Art
When Open now til Dec. 31, 2017
Where Pearl Street Mall, 1123 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO
Cost Fee for booth and 30 percent commission
Contact Store direct

No member meeting in December! See you January 10th!

NO DECEMBER Member Meeting
Enjoy the Holidays!
Check out the Art Links below for art inspiration.
Art Web Links for December for art inspiration

Check out Cloth Paper Scissors website for an treasure trove of inspiration:  blog, mixed media, tools and resources and more!  http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blog/

Zentangle Snowman: http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blog/a-doodle-december-snowman-idea/

How to create a mixed media landscape:http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blog/zen-doodle-tutorial-mixed-media-landscape/

Join us on January 10, 2018
Artist Social Activity
Art Swap
Mini Art Show

5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Activity begins at 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up
(430 Main St. Longmont)

Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding with Rhonda Crosman.
All supplies will be provided, by Rhonda and you will learn the process, set it up and take it home to finish.

Please bring a recent piece of artwork for a Mini Art Show (1 / person)
a snack to share & good quality, useable art supplies you wish to Art Swap.

Members need to bring the following:

1. Scissors to cut yarn. Paper and writing tool to take notes.
2. Art materials in good condition to swap.
3. A recent art piece for the Mini – Art Show 1/person
4. A small snack to share is appreciated,

Member Meeting September 13th!!! Meet Mark Ludy!

September Member Meeting 
 
Guest Artist:
Mark Ludy
Published author & illustrator
 
Wednesday, September 13th – 
5:30 pm Meet & Greet
Guest Artist 6:00 pm
Great Frame Up
(430 Main St. Longmont)
Born in 1973 in Seattle, Washington. The youngest in a family of 5. He grew up in the shadow of others with a doodling obsession and an imagination daily fueled. At the early age of 18 he recognized his calling to be a ‘communicator’ – be it through his pen, his drawing or his voice. With this he set out to use his talent and give what he had to the world. Today he continues to create stories, tell stories and bring them to life through illustration. Touching hearts, stirring hearts and challenging the status quo of thought and action.

He’s married and has three children. They travel extensively and seem to find adventure at every turn. Still fueling the imagination …and that of his kids.

Learn More About…

His Books
His Art
His Speaking 
Facebook for Mark Ludy

Photo & information courtesy of www.markludy.com
For more information on cartooning, drawings & illustration, check out these links:

Fall Color Paint Session

Uncommon Clay Call for Artists!

UnCommon Clay 3 
356 Main St, Longmont CO 80501

Event Dates: 11/11/17 – 12/23/17
Entry Deadline: 9/22/17
Days remaining to deadline: 55

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (UnCommon Clay 3): $35.00

UNCOMMON CLAY 3 – Functional to Fantastic
 Calling All Front Range Clay Artists from Ft. Collins to Colorado Springs!

The Arts Longmont Gallery’s juried exhibition of clay artists along the Front Range. An exhibition showcasing clay artist’s signature work.

Call For Entries: – Non-refundable entry fee of $35 for up to 3 pieces. Deadline is September 22, 2017
Art will be juried by digital images for exhibition.  Award winners will be juried by the original art and announced at the Opening Reception.
– Images must be Cropped, excluding framing and background.
– Images must represent the work exactly.
– Image list required and must include title, media, dimensions, year completed and price.
– 40% commission on sales. .
– Open to clay artists only. Art must be 90% clay.
– Original art only.
– Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of art to/from the Arts Longmont Gallery, Longmont CO. Artists may ship art to the gallery with a paid return shipping for the return of art.
– notification of acceptance is Wednesday, Oct. 11.
-Juror is Shelley Schriber at the Denver Art Students Leage.

Important Exhibition Dates
November 1- 3: Art due at Arts Longmont Gallery
November 3 at  5pm: deadline for art at the Gallery
November 10 | Opening Reception & Awards 6-9pm
December 8 | 2nd Friday Event 6-9pm
December 23 | Exhibition Closes
December 27-29 | Artists Pick Up Art at Arts Longmont Gallery

There is still time to enter the Boulder County Fair!

There is still time to enter the Boulder County Fair!

Entries are accepted ONLINE ONLY through July 23rd!

Check out the entry guidelines here.

When you’re ready to submit your entry, click here!

Celtic Fest Art Show and Competition Frederick CO, Sept 30th 2017

This September 30th will be the first annual St. Brigit’s Celtic Fest in Frederick Colorado, a day-long festival of music, food, dancing, games, benefiting several community service projects in Frederick.
Brigit, along with Patrick, is one of the patron saints of Ireland, and one of things celebrated about her is her patronage of the arts.  So one of the features of Celtic Fest will be an art show and competition, open to artists of all age groups.

Entries can be in any medium, and must have a Celtic theme, in whatever way that speaks to you.  Sources of inspiration might be Irish or Scottish landscapes, Celtic music, legends, or history.  Celtic Fest especially encourages you to research Celtic and Irish symbols for inspiration for your pieces.

Each artist may enter up to three pieces, with an entry fee of only $5 per piece.  Art can be for sale (although this is not required,) with 30% of the sale price going to support Brigit’s Bounty and other community service projects in Frederick.   Entry deadline is Monday Sept 25th, art drop-off is Sept 27-28, and Celtic Fest event is Saturday Sept 30th.

For more information and application form, please see Celtic Fest’s Art Show page:

And while you’re there, check out the wonderful music and other fun events!
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